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- March 14, 2022
- Comments Off on Working for Worker’s Act, 2021 brings changes to the workplace
On December 2, 2021, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 (“Act”), came into force amending several existing Acts impacting employer and, in some circumstances, employee obligations. You can find the full Act, including the dates each Schedule of amendments comes into force, here (link). » Read the rest
Tribunal Confirms the test for Family status discrimination is no different than for other grounds of discrimination
- March 30, 2021
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on Tribunal Confirms the test for Family status discrimination is no different than for other grounds of discrimination
Family status discrimination has been a hot issue at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, particularly because the test for family status discrimination may not have been as clear as some would hope. Much of the confusion arises as to whether the Federal Court of Appeal decision in Canada (Attorney General) v. » Read the rest
- December 11, 2020
- Khalid Mahdi
- Comments Off on Black Public Servants Allege Discrimination in the Federal Public Service
CBC News has recently reported on a proposed class-action lawsuit by current and former Black Canadian civil servants alleging discrimination in employment on the basis of race. The lawsuit alleges that Black public servants have been repeatedly overlooked for promotions and subjected to a toxic work environments. » Read the rest
- September 29, 2020
- Comments Off on Employment barriers for people with disabilities
People with disabilities are experiencing difficulties finding and maintaining employment during this pandemic. While these challenges existed prior to the pandemic, jobs are more limited now and this is negatively impacting people with disabilities.
TVO’s Employable Me is a six-part documentary series that explores the growing difficulties experienced by people who have physical disabilities and/or neurological conditions from finding steady employment. » Read the rest
- December 13, 2019
- Amanda Dimilta
- Comments Off on Cuts to provincial funding result in backlogs, delays for administrative tribunals
Administrative tribunals were created to offer expertise in specialized areas of law, and to be an accessible alternative to civil court proceedings for the residents of Ontario. These tribunals manage disputes related to landlord and tenant issues, employment discrimination, access to public education, and availability of social benefits, among many others. » Read the rest
- August 15, 2019
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on Report from the CHRC: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in employment
In January 2019, the Canadian Human Rights Commission released a report regarding challenges that persons with disabilities continue to face when looking for work, when seeking workplace accommodations, and when trying to advance in their careers.
You can read this report here (link).
- March 19, 2019
- Comments Off on Workplace Mental Stress
Work-related chronic mental stress is a diagnosed mental disorder resulting from elements and triggers, or a series of triggers, in their workplace. This is a tough issue, and many workers often struggle to find good advice.
The Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc (OHCOW) has online resources available for individual who are suffering from workplace mental stress. » Read the rest
- December 27, 2018
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on Age Discrimination in the Workplace
A recent Globe and Mail article explored the growing number of human rights complaints involving workplace age discrimination.
Companies cannot fire or refuse to hire an older employee on the basis of age. Yet, they may find a way to make decisions that nonetheless lead to age discrimination. » Read the rest
- July 16, 2018
- David Baker
- Comments Off on Sexual Harassment and Assault at Work or School
The public attention being paid to high profile persons subjected to sexual violence and harassment has encouraged persons in lower waged positions with comparable experiences to speak up, seek support from co-workers and unions and exercise their rights to justice so they are not doubly violated. » Read the rest
People with episodic disabilities in Canada: Who are they and what supports do they need to obtain and retain employment?
- November 12, 2017
- Comments Off on People with episodic disabilities in Canada: Who are they and what supports do they need to obtain and retain employment?
The research study entitled, Episodic Disabilities in Canada – People with episodic disabilities in Canada: Who are they and what supports do they need to obtain and retain employment?, provides important analysis and research to assist people with episodic disabilities in pursuing human rights applications. » Read the rest